But, today we're not talking about food. We're talking about showering. Everyone knows steam is great when you're congested and feel crummy, but when combined with eucalyptus - the results are AMAZING.
So, grab some eucalyptus and get ready to open up you're very own personal spa!
- It will awaken your senses
- It will clear your mind
- It will help you destress
- It will help open your nasal passages and you'll breathe easier
- Will freshen the bathroom
And, it has an added bonus of looking pretty. I love plants! I want plants in every room of the house; I especially love an excuse to add greenery to the bathroom. Since introducing bee pollen, I'm having fewer and fewer sinus headaches. When they do strike, a steamy eucalyptus shower immediately makes me feel better.
How to Make it:
First you'll want to get a bouquet of eucalyptus. I bought mine at the farmers market for $5.00. You should be able to find it at a florist or your grocery store. I chatted with the vendor for a while. She said eucalyptus, in the shower, is good for a month before it starts to dry out. You can also dry it and keep it in a vase indefinitely. I had too much for a shower bundle. Half is used as decoration in the living room, and the other half is proudly hanging in the shower.
Eucalyptus is incredibly sticky so be prepared! It's also really difficult to cut. It's much easier to snap it, and then try to cut it where it's been snapped. I actually used a knife to cut it.
Next you'll want to gather a handful of branches roughly the same size and tie a knot around them. I used some organic cotton twine I've had for ages. Once the life of your cotton twine has come to an end don't forget to compost it!
I cut a long piece and kept wrapping it to make it look more bouquet like. Each time I went around I pulled the string tighter. The pieces can get wily and I wanted it to be more streamlined.
Then just tie it to the base of your shower head! You don't want water to run down the leaves. So you're safe putting it anywhere out of the direct water stream.
What are some of your favorite ways to fight allergy season? Do you have any natural remedies you use for congestion?